Here are the privacy policies associated with visiting this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a free piece of software provided by Google that grabs data about site visitors (you).  This tool is pretty much standard for new websites these days.

Google Analytics paints a blurry but helpful picture of who is visiting your site. It doesn’t gather any personally identifying data about users though. It records impersonal info that is only interesting as a number such as:

  • How long visitors stay on this website.
  • Which pages are viewed most.
  • If another website is pointing visitors to this site with a link.
  • What kind of computer operating systems visitors are using.
  • And quite a bit more.

The tracking information allows me to better understand what pages are appealing to visitors on my site, and what is uninteresting. This allows me to make better decisions about design and writing. It also lets me know what sort of system visitors are using to view the site, to make sure that my website is up-to-date for optimized viewing. Occasionally, I will run a report to see if people are hating or loving certain pages of my website, and other such things.  No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

If you’d like to read Google’s Privacy Policy for Google Analytics you can find that here.

 

eNewsletter

If you sign up for my eNewsletter, the email campaign tool called Mail Chimp (a more modern Constant Contact) will gather the info you enter and store it in a password-protected address list. Mail Chimp will also note if you opt out later from the eNewsletter, and prevent me from accidentally emailing you in the future. I will never share this info with third parties or sell it. While Mail Chimp has access to this data, they do not use it for their own purposes and store it safely for their customers. Here is their Privacy Policy.